If you want to experience Bulgarian music and art where you can compare iPod Touch quality of your Bulgarian music download to the real thing, then now is your chance to do so. The London Festival of Bulgarian Culture and Music is happening now and the music is best heard live as opposed to listening to a cheap iPod Touch. The festival offers Bulgarian choral music, events and art exhibitions, all while enabling you to discover a vibrant culture.
On Friday the 12th of November 2010, you can enjoy music and song from the London Bulgarian Choir at St John’s Cathedral. Dessislava Stefanova is the leader and musical director of the choir, of which only a third of the choralists are Bulgarian by birth, while the remainder are Londoners from various European countries. The choir has brought traditional Bulgarian music and song to the UK for over ten years, during which they have visited Bulgaria twice, won BBC Radio 3′s Open Choir of the Year, and given various performances including a memorable show of Bulgarian musical instruments and voices on a barge travelling up the Thames.
Thanks to the BBC Performing Arts Fund they were able to commission six new pieces from acclaimed Bulgarian composer Kiril Todorov. You can hear them on Friday as the choir brings the magic of Bulgarian music and voices to London. The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are £15/£10 from www.sjss.org.uk or at the door. Get down to the festival and hear Bulgarian music at its best.